Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition. Never heard of it? You're not alone.
Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.
Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.
The global body heeds calls by SA health minister Aaron Motsoaledi for high-level meeting on age-old killer.
Fact may be stranger than science fiction as artificial intelligence moves into consulting rooms.
In SA, HIV infection is no longer a death sentence but in countries like the Democratic Republic Congo, it's as if treatment never happened.
This year wasn’t pretty but from its ashes may rise important scientific advances that could change the course of history.
Warning, this article contains sensitive details about Father Christmas. Kids, look away.
Mia Malan answers six important questions about the HIV prevention pill in three minutes.
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Science knows more than ever about how to use HIV treatment to prevent new infections but will it be enough to end Aids?
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The US remains one of the leading funders of global health but will this change on president-elect Donald Trump’s watch?
Drinking four glasses of wine a day can increase your chances of getting breast cancer by about 50%.
Children need more than books to flourish at school. De-worming may be one of the most cost-effective ways to increase school participation in Africa.
Will the world act now to be ready for the next big outbreak?
It's not yet known why prostate cancer affects black men worse than their white counterparts, but if you're a black man over 40, get yourself checked.
Malan won for her long-form piece, “Diepsloot: Where men think it’s their right to rape.”
A study conducted among almost 200 South African children is the largest of its kind.
Bathrooms, pronouns and growing up in a binary world. Mia Malan speaks to Demelza Bush about being genderqueer.
A number of small studies have been conducted in African countries on the effect of menstruation on girls’ school attendance.
New United Nations report calls for drug companies to spill closely held secrets and patent reforms.
New evidence has spurred a large, multi-country study and an international meeting on the matter but will answer come soon enough for women?
Black women, beware: your pursuit of straight, silky locks may be detrimental to your health.
Science is learning more about your vagina. So should you.
Malnutrition is a leading cause of death in under-fives, but there’s a simple — and free — solution that could save lives.
Statistics show that voluntary male circumcision is a crucial weapon in the fight to control HIV.
The billionaire philanthropist says we need to focus on curbing infections among teenage girls and young women.
We know more than ever about how to prevent HIV infection, including what may someday lead to the world's first HIV vaccine.
Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.
The South African department of health's free condoms go head-to-head with the name brand competition.
Many Ugandans were once refugees themselves. Now, they are 'paying back the good' and making their country one of the best in the world for refugees.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.